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Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor]
Jen Mario should put up $100 and Chris Baldwin should put up $200 on opposite sides of the Michelle Wie bet. Winner donates the money to charity.
2006-03-08 @ 12:53
Comment from: seedy [Visitor]
As one of 1000s, nay 10,000s who regularly bet on golf, many of whom do it professionally your comments amaze me.

Get your head out of the bunker!

Golf betting is big business.
2006-03-09 @ 04:23
Comment from: Shanks [Member] Email
Never have bet on-line, but have plopped down a few shillings in betting parlors in Las Vegas & Scotland. And then there are the private calcuttas & fantasy leagues. Can make a tournament finish quite exciting when you have a personal stake in the outcome.
2006-03-09 @ 08:59
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor]
Well, you all could have bet on the WBC baseball game yesterday.
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Headline: Games at WBC continue to amaze as Canada stuns United States 8-6
---Seems that Canada whupped your boys.
Mind you, i'm willing to bet the canucks were as amazed as anyone.

As everyone says, there ain't no sure bet.
2006-03-09 @ 13:59
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor]
Anyone want to wager on this? and what are the odds given, William?

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2006-03-09 @ 14:03
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]
seedy, I've made a few wagers on golf on occasions in Nevada. (never won anything). I'll take you at your word that some people gamble on golf as a profession but I don't see how it's possible. It seems to me that the edge, the "vigorish", the "juice", would be too much to overcome. According to my arithmetic, a punter is fighting a house edge of between 15 and 30 percent on all bets and even more on the "props." Even betting on a guy like Woods to win any tournament is a losing situation over a season. Woods has a winning percentage of about 25 percent of the events he's played. The true odds should be 3 to 1 for him to win. But the odds quoted on him are usually 5 to 2 or even 2 to 1. My son-in-law made small bets on Tiger on the internet in every event that there was a line on him. He was a loser for the year since he never won enough to offset his losses even though Woods won six times. His "paper" losses on imaginary bets on Tiger in the fictitious "matchups" were even worse. We figure the juice on those wagers at 30 percent. He is convinced that the way to conclude one's wagering on golf with a small fortune, is to start with a LARGE fortune.I tend to agree with him, but if you or anyone you know has devised a way to successfully battle those odds, you have my admiration and more power to you.
2006-03-10 @ 09:11
Comment from: Ju-Lu [Visitor]
Shanks, I'm all OVER it! Your mention of the calcutta reminds me of our options we had with "Teddy" at the Masters....now how COOL was that?
Seldom has the thrill of watching one
of our guys HIT HIMSELF in the bunker and still almost win....FFS! Or have
Tiger struggle the ONE time we needed
him there and it cost us about $75,000......But that's why they made
curse words and alcohol..!!!
2006-03-13 @ 16:44
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